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Last spherical of Kenya Open to be broadcast stay as Justin Harding appears to be like to guard two-shot lead
March 20, 2021
Dwell tv protection to return for the ultimate spherical of the Kenya Open in Nairobi, the place Justin Harding opened up a two-shot lead after 54 holes; watch stay on Sky Sports activities Golf from 9am on Sunday morning
By Keith Jackson
Final Up to date: 20/03/21 5:01pm
Justin Harding took management of the Magical Kenya Open after a third-round 64 earned him a two-shot lead in Nairobi.
Harding carded six birdies and likewise holed out for an eagle-two on the tenth as he raced to 16 underneath par, two away from Scott Hend, Kurt Kitayama and Johannes Veerman, with Scotland’s Calum Hill simply three behind going into the ultimate spherical.
The European Tour additionally confirmed that Sunday’s ultimate spherical will likely be screened stay on Sky Sports activities Golf following every week of “logistical difficulties” in transporting the mandatory broadcast tools to the Karen Nation Membership from the port of Mombasa.
An announcement issued by European Tour Productions learn: “We’re happy to substantiate the logistical difficulties which have thus far impacted the stay world feed protection of the Magical Kenya Open offered by Johnnie Walker have been resolved.
“We are going to subsequently have the ability to deliver you reside protection of the ultimate spherical on Sunday twenty first March 2021 from 9am to 4pm (GMT). Whereas the assorted logistical difficulties which brought on the delay in tools reaching Karen Golf Membership have been past our management, we absolutely perceive and share the frustrations of our worldwide broadcast companions and golf followers world wide, as nicely the various Kenyan sports activities followers who have been wanting ahead to protection of their Nationwide Open.
“We’re grateful for the cooperation of the Authorities of Kenya and its specialised businesses on the port of Mombasa in Kenya who’ve helped us expedite the clearing of the tools and we are actually happy to be able to point out stay golf.”
Harding was two pictures behind Hend and Kalle Samooja in a single day, however he wasted little time in wiping out that deficit with two birdies over the primary three holes adopted by one other on the sixth, a gap that Hend then eagled earlier than regaining the outright lead with birdies at seven and 9.
However Harding’s thrilling hole-out on the tenth was a key second for the South African, who birdied the subsequent two holes earlier than dropping his solely shot of the day on the thirteenth, getting again on the final along with his sixty fourth shot of a powerful day.
“I performed fairly good to be honest,” Harding informed the European Tour. “I hit it solidly the primary 12 holes and managed to make a few putts. I holed a wedge on 10 which was an added bonus, then I had my ordinary struggles on the thirteenth by the seventeenth and managed to roll in putt on the 18th to present myself a little bit of an additional enhance.
“It is only a matter of actually profiting from the par fives and a few the driveable par fours and on the finish of the day simply being one shot higher than the subsequent man. Two pictures forward, you may in all probability discover that by the point I tee off I am not going to be main. It is simply going to be a matter of executing plans and attempting to recover from the road.”
Hend stumbled after the flip with back-to-back bogeys at 10 and 11, and he managed just one additional birdie at 17 to card a 68 which left him tied for second with the American duo of Kitayama (66) and Veerman, who made 9 birdies in an excellent course-record 62.
Hill couldn’t get something occurring the entrance 9 and misplaced floor on the leaders with 9 straight pars, however he began the inward run with three consecutive birdies and added yet one more on the final to get spherical in 67 and shut on 13 underneath par.
However it was a tricky day for 2 of Hill’s fellow Scots who have been each within the operating after 36 holes, with Connor Syme stumbling to a 71 to slide six off the tempo and veteran Richie Ramsay plummeting down the leaderboard, and out of the highest 50, after a 77 that included a quadruple-bogey eight on the eighth.